Job Opportunities

Thank you for considering Common Sense as a place to work. We feel strongly about hiring smart, passionate, creative people who want to improve the media and technology landscape for kids, families, and schools. Here you will find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the hiring process.

How do I apply for a job?

All positions are posted on this website. Please click the job title to see full job description for that position. Please submit applications by sending your resume and cover letter to and putting the position you're applying for in the subject line.

What is the process after an application is submitted?

Applications are collected in the jobs inbox – please note we cannot respond to every application.

  1. Our HR team reviews applications to identify qualified candidates.
  2. Qualified candidates are invited to do a telephone screening.
  3. The most qualified candidates will be invited to an in-person interview. Common Sense typically conducts 2 to 3 rounds of in-person interviews in the hiring process.
  4. References will be solicited from our final candidates. (Please note that some positions will require additional background checks.)
  5. A formal written job offer will be made to our top final candidate.

Here at Common Sense we honor the diversity of our talented employees.  

Current Openings

Chief Financial Officer

To support its rapid growth, and to develop the financial metrics required to measure and ensure success, Common Sense is seeking an extremely talented Chief Financial Officer to partner with the Senior Management team as it undertakes this exciting next phase.

Vice President, Communications

We are looking for a talented leader to be our Vice President, Communications.  Reporting to the CEO and serving as an integral member of the executive team, the Vice President (VP), Communications will develop a world-class communications plan for Common Sense Media, directly managing communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization's brand and reputation.  The VP, Communications will be responsible for the development, integration, and implementation of a broad range of public relations activities relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the organization and its leadership. The goal is to advance the organization's position with relevant constituents, as well as to drive broader awareness and donor support for the organization.

New York Regional Director

Common Sense Media is seeking a dynamic, results-driven person to lead its New York Office. The New York Regional Director is responsible for driving a comprehensive effort to build Common Sense Media’s presence, philanthropic base and strategic partnerships in the New York Metropolitan Area. The New York Regional Director is a frontline fundraiser who cultivates, solicits, and manages high profile relationships with local foundations, major donors, civic, business, and community partners. 

Director of Education Business Development

We are seeking an experienced, talented and dynamic Director of Education Business Development to drive new business opportunities in the education space, forging partnerships with enterprise in order to broaden our distribution footprint in schools and generate substantial revenue for the organization. The ideal candidate for this position will have deep experience in education-related business development, strategic and creative thinking skills, a collaborative work style and a strong track record of prospecting and closing new business.

Director of Finance and Administration/Controller

We are looking for a Director of Finance and Administration who is a CPA with deep nonprofit accounting experience and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in public accounting, preferably servicing a mix of for profit and nonprofit clients. 

Manager, Education Retention & Engagement

We are seeking an innovative and digitally savvy marketing professional to join the Common Sense Education marketing team. The Manager, Education Retention and Engagement will manage Common Sense Education’s growing member community of 92,000 teachers in order to deepen their usage of and engagement with our resources. This individual will also be responsible for driving user-generated content on Common Sense Graphite. This position is based in San Francisco. 

Visual Designer

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic and mid-level designer who can work autonomously as well as collaborate effectively with our design, UX, product and engineering teams. The Visual Designer will create visual designs and interaction experiences for Common Sense’s responsive websites, mobile and TV apps, and other digital platforms to address business, brand, market, and user requirements.

Events & Administrative Coordinator

Common Sense is seeking an Events and Administrative Coordinator for the Bay Area. Reporting to the Vice President for California Policy and the National Advocacy Director, the Events and Administrative Coordinator will assist with planning and hosting events and provide administrative support for the two principals in the San Francisco office. 

Digital Campaign Coordinator

We are looking for a talented Digital Campaign Coordinator to develop the content for a robust digital communications campaign. S/he will also manage the communications schedule and ensure cross-departmental functionality. The position will work under the direction of the National Advocacy Director for Common Sense. 

Development Associate

Common Sense is seeking a stellar Development Associate skilled at communicating with senior executives, funders, and various other high-profile persons to support our Chief Development and Strategy Officer (CDSO) and be a key member of the Development department. The ideal candidate will possess excellent people skills, superior writing and computer skills, the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, and the ability to multitask seamlessly.

Accounts Receivable Staff Accountant

Common Sense is seeking an all-star Accounts Receivable Staff Accountant to join our fast-paced and ever-growing Administration Team. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, computer savvy, and possess excellent customer service.  This candidate should also possess the ability to work collaboratively and independently and be able to juggle the various demands of our organization. This role will report directly to the Accounting Manager.

Social Media Specialist

We are seeking an experienced Social Media Specialist to execute on existing social media communication, engagement and acquisition strategies for Common Sense Media and Common Sense Education. The Social Media Specialist will create, curate, publish and monitor social content on the major social channels, and track performance across pillars.  The ideal candidate will have a proven-track record of building consumer and professional communities, be both creative and analytical, and have an interest in helping kids, families and schools.